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Bandera

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American, Steakhouse, Southwestern
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3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
+1 949-673-3524
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious burgers, fashionable crowd

Always a crowd at this happening bar-bistro, a few blocks away from Big Corona Beach, but wear heels, not flip-flops. Great for drinks and casual dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
bdegroot
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Corona del Mar, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Ashland, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We keep driving by the restaurant and were curious. Once I entered and was seated I notice a number of similarities to Houston's. A number of things were identical but not in the same class as a Houston's restaurant. Go to Houston's!

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New City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Avoid this place, servers are not friendly at all and the food is nothing special. Prices too high for the low quality offered.

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Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with cousins who live in the area, great food, very good service. The restaurant is very busy, so be prepared for a wait, or make a reservation. Definitely recommend the Seattle barbecued salmon and the banana cream pie

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Corona del Mar, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always a crowd at this happening bar-bistro, a few blocks away from Big Corona Beach, but wear heels, not flip-flops. Great for drinks and casual dining.

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Corona del Mar, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Bandera is a popular restaurant and is almost always crowded. You usually have a wait but the food is good. It can be very noisey sometimes. The service is good and the employees are very attentive.

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We usually eat at Bandera in West Los Angeles which gets a 5 out of 5 and we recently reviewed with the title "hitting on all cylinders". This branch needs to catch up a bit in customer service. It has most of the great points of its L.A. sister restaurant...food, ambiance, decor etc. It does not have live music and... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Whats not to love about Banderas? Food was excellent and a very varied restaurant, I thought a reasonable price. The steak that I had was excellent. However the attentiveness and friendliness of the staff really made the day.

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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant is known for fire spit roasted chicken It is always so moist I highly recommend the Macho Salad.it is definitely an entree salad. It has avocado, figs,spring leaf lettuce, goat cheese and corn bread croutons. My favorite salad ever. :-)

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Newport Beach, CA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love Bandera and have never had a bad meal here! The dip duo appetizer is amazing, the salmon appetizer fabulous, the poke appetizer large and tasty enough as a main meal, deviled eggs delish, cornbread spectacular, french dip out of this world, and vegetable plate phenomenal. Great for take out too! Enjoy!

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costa mesa
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133 reviews 133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great good, atmosphere, drinks, casual relaxed and very friendly neighbourhood restaurant, highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3201 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2331
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

American Cooking with a Southwestern Flavor.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?